In the third year of medical school, students participate in a 6 week core rotation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology.  This rotation is based at one of the UBC-affiliated hospitals.  This rotation is a fantastic opportunity for students to join the health care team, and get involved in front-line women’s health care.

The spectrum of learning opportunities is vast—delivering a baby, participating in exciting gynaecologic surgery, counseling an infertile couple, delivering news in an oncology clinic.  As they dash between the delivery room and the emergency department on call, students will understand that there is never a dull moment in Obstetrics & Gynaecology—and many will begin to consider this as a career choice.

During their third year rotation, formal teaching will be provided on the following topics:

Obs Topics

  • Suturing Workshop
  • Labor & Delivery Workshop
  • Abnormal Labour and Malpresentations and Operative
  • Antenatal Fetal Assessment and IUGR
  • Interpretation of Maternal Fetal Cardiotographs
  • 1st Trimester Bleeding
  • Post Date and Induction of Labor
  • Postpartum Care
  • Newborn Assessment
  • Multiple Gestation
  • 2nd & 3rd Trimester Bleeding
  • Medical and Surgical Complications of Pregnancy and Diabetes
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Sexual Assault
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy

Gyne Topics

  • Infections of the Upper Genital Tract PID
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Contraception
  • Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Fibroids
  • How to Obtain and Interpret Pap Smears
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain/Endometriosis
  • Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse
  • Workup of Pelvic Mass – Ovarian Cancer
  • Managing the Perimenopause
  • Management of the Infertile Couple
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Delayed Puberty and Primary Amenorrhea
  • Pregnancy Termination